July 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
A few months ago, we did a post that highlighted a few publications that iAMscientist members have had their research published. That list surely wasn’t exhaustive, and we are continuing that list now by highlighting a few more publications. These are publications covering a wide variety of fields, from members all over the globe. Have you been published, or want to be published, in any of these eight journals? If so, then iAMscientist could be the scientific global network for you. If not, then there’s still a possibility that iAMscientist could be right for you. Check us our for scientific collaboration opportunities, RFAs, and job openings.
This week’s eight:
Journal of Immunology – The Journal of Immunology publishes novel, peer-reviewed findings in all areas of experimental immunology, including innate and adaptive immunity, inflammation, host defense, clinical immunology, autoimmunity and more. Special sections include Cutting Edge articles, Brief Reviews and Pillars of Immunology. The JI is published by The American Association of Immunologists (AAI). Manuscripts are published in the following sections: Cellular Immunology and Immune Regulation; Clinical Immunology, Host Defense, Immunogenetics, Inflammation, and Molecular and Structural Immunology.
International Journal of Nanomedicine – An international, peer-reviewed journal focusing on the application of nanotechnology in diagnostics, therapeutics, and drug delivery systems throughout the biomedical field. The International Journal of Nanomedicine reflecting the growing activity in this emerging specialty, and so the aim of this journal is to highlight research and development leading to potential clinical applications in the prevention and treatment of disease.
Journal of Clinical Pathology– The Journal of Clinical Pathology is a leading international journal covering all aspects of pathology. Diagnostic and research areas covered include histopathology, virology, haematology, microbiology, cytopathology, chemical pathology, molecular pathology, forensic pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology and immunopathology. JCP is the official journal of the Association of Clinical Pathologists. The JCP is committed to the advancement of all disciplines within the broader remit of human pathology. This also encompasses molecular biology and its applications in the understanding of human biology and pathology. The journal is intended to have world-wide readership and will publish articles that have a wide appeal even though they are regionally based.
Journal of Chromatography – The Journal of Chromatography provides a forum for the publication of original research and critical reviews on all aspects of fundamental and applied separation science. The scope of the journal includes chromatography and related techniques, electromigration techniques (e.g. electrophoresis, electrochromatography), hyphenated and other multi-dimensional techniques, sample preparation, and detection methods such as mass spectrometry. Contributions consist mainly of research papers dealing with the theory of separation methods, instrumental developments and analytical and preparative applications of general interest. The journal welcomes the submission of research papers which report on studies concerning the development of new and significant advances in separation science. Manuscripts detailing fundamental research on all aspects of separation science theory and methodology are especially encouraged.
Journal of Cell Science – The Journal of Cell Science is committed to publishing the full range of topics in cell biology, and the single most important criterion for acceptance is scientific excellence. Articles must therefore pose and test a significant hypothesis that will provide novel perspectives and approaches to understanding cell biology, and will stimulate the interest of the broad readership of the Journal. The Journal does not publish purely descriptive articles on the expression of specific genes or proteins in particular cell types, articles that demonstrate the effect of a particular substance on a given cell line without having any broad biological significance, or articles that simply describe a method or reagent.
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries – The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries was launched during the spring of 2007 and has already received and processed a huge number of manuscripts. Many of the articles we receive are sent directly for peer review. Others require pre-review mentoring, a unique service that JIDC is committed to provide in order to overcome some of the documented biases against developing country science (Horton 2003). The JIDC publishes original research papers, research notes, guidance documents and reviews covering different aspects of human, animal and environmental microbiology and infections in developing countries with particular emphasis on emerging and re-emerging etiological agents, diagnosis, epidemiology and public health. The aim of the journal is to provide all infectious disease researchers from developing countries with an international forum for publishing their research findings.
July 4, 2011 § 1 Comment
We previously did a post that examined the lower unemployment rates among PhD holders compared with the rest of the population. That statistic looks good on the surface, but what’s out there for those that are unemployed. Dr. Josh Bloom, Director of chemical and pharmaceutical sciences at the American Council of Science and Health, wrote in the New York Post in June that there’s not much, particularly in the pharmaceutical industry and in teaching. Should currently and soon to be unemployed scientists worried about the status of the industry?
The United States currently ranks 27th out of 29th in graduating college students with degrees in science or engineering. As dismal at that rating is, our low number of college students graduating with science and engineering degrees also suggests that we don’t have a whole lot of up and coming scientists ready to take the place of those retiring, or able to carry on the research and technical progress necessary to keep our country moving. Could this be why these jobs are dying? There’s hardly anyone out there to replace those that are leaving?
This whole idea was prompted by Scientific American’s “1,000 Scientists in 1,000 Days”, an initiative meant to connect scientists, mathematicians, and engineers with science educators so as to boost science learning in our schools and exchange ideas. Not a bad idea, if it didn’t have to take so long.
Another way, a shorter way, to find science jobs and to connect with other scientists from around the world is to be part of the extensive science network of iAMscientist. Not only does iAMscientist have researchers, engineers, mathematicians, and other scientific specialists, but it also provides a forum to share research, post jobs, request proposals, and form collaborative efforts on research projects with members. And all this with people across four continents, not just here in the United States.
Although Dr. Bloom shouldn’t be completely discredited, with iAMscientist, unemployed scientists shouldn’t give up hope just yet and make a career change. The change that needs to be made here is one with the perception of science in this country.